On ESPN’s First Take: Tuesday, Jake Paul named Mike Tyson, Anderson Silva, and Conor McGregor as prospective opponents.
“Mike Tyson has teased that we are going to fight later this year, so I’d love to make that fight happen,” Paul said.
During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last month, the 56-year-old Tyson did not rule out a fight with Paul.
“Everything is possible, yeah,” he added. “But it’s gotta happen this year. It’s gotta happen this year.”
The conflict between Paul and McGregor, however, continued this week.
Paul has previously defeated Tyron Woodley twice, and he has the opportunity to add McGregor and Silva, two more accomplished MMA fighters, to his list of victories.
With four knockouts, the YouTube star’s professional boxing record is 5 to 0. On August 6, he is slated to compete against Hasim Rahman Jr. at Madison Square Garden.